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Sunrisers Hyderabad 176/3 (20.0 ov)
Rising Pune Supergiant 179/4 (20.0 ov) Run rate 8.95
Refresh Rising Pune Supergiant win by 6 wickets
Rising Pune Supergiant won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Manoj Tiwary 17 8 3 0 212.5
MS Dhoni 61 34 5 3 179.41
Bowler O M R W Econ
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 39 1 9.75
Siddarth Kaul 3 0 45 0 15

Updated: Mar 18, 2018 11:37 | Published: Apr 22, 2017 15:00

Rising Pune Supergiant vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score and Commentary

So, a Dhoni masterclass seals the deal for Pune, but the action is far from over. Delhi Daredevils take on the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium and you can follow the live commentary for it here: 

Dhoni: "It was a difficult chase, but since we had strikers down the order, we had to keep Rashid at bay. Stokes and I kept hitting into the breeze. In modern day cricket, no run rate is high. It matters how the bowlers execute their plans. You can put pressure on the opposition bowlers and see who holds their nerves."
MS Dhoni has been adjudged as the Man of the Match.
Smith: "Pretty close towards the end. MS did what he has done over the years. He was magnificent. Thought it was 160-165 wicket, they got a bit too many in the end.We didn't execute our plans with the ball. Tripathi bowled really well and then MS, he was excellent."
RPS win by 6 wickets: In the hindsight, it looked as if the match was set up for Dhoni to come in and finish the game. The contribution of Rahul Tripathi must not be ignored, though, as he was the one who kept the momentum on Pune's side. 30 runs were needed off the last three overs. More than 50 were needed off the last four. Smashing Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 19 runs in an over, the bowler who has been the most successful this season is no easy task. MS Dhoni has proved once again why legends of his legion must never be written off.
MS Dhoni has done it again! The finisher is back in business. Or wait, was he ever out of business? RPS win by 6 wickets.
19.6 Kaul to Dhoni, FOUR! The legend, the finisher is back! He soaks in all the pressure (if there was any), and smokes a full delivery past covers with the precision of a surgeon, taking his team across and silencing all his detractors.
19.5 Kaul to Dhoni, 2 runs, full on the stumps, Dhoni slams it down to Warner at deep midwicket, who swoops in to collect the ball but hurls a wayward throw back.
19.4 Kaul to Tiwary, 1 run, full toss once again, Tiwary tries to swipe it away, but can only reach square leg.
19.3 Kaul to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss, Dhoni turns it down to Dhawan at fine leg.
19.2 Kaul to Tiwary, 1 run, slower ball, Tiwary manages to chip the ball towards mid-off to give Dhoni strike.
19.1 Kaul to Tiwary, FOUR! Tiwary picks up the length in a jiffy and smacks the ball towards Rashid Khan at deep midwicket, who fails to latch on. Has Rashid Khan dropped the game here? Or had Bhuvi already dropped it in the previous over?
11 runs are needed off the last over. 30 were needed at the beginning of this over. The purple cap holder bowled the 19th over, and Dhoni scored 17 runs off him. That's MS for you, ladies and gentlemen. He bites you when you expect it the least.
18.6 Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, 2 runs, low full toss, Dhoni slaps it past the bowler. Runs hard to collect two.
Dhoni is batting on 52 off just 30 balls at a strike rate of 172.
18.5 Bhuvneshwar to Tiwary, 1 run, full and swinging in, Tiwary swipes it to deep midwicket and gives the strike to Dhoni.
18.4 Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Dhoni tries to pull it, gets an under edge onto his legs.
18.3 Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, SIX! He is trying the dream yorker, but this is Dhoni's forte, the full ball that meets the short arm jab, sending the ball sailing into the long on fence. Bhuvi fails to nail the yorker, errs in length, and Dhoni punishes him. The finisher is indeed finishing this! The crowd's going beserk.
18.2 Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni is predicting the lengths. Knew it will be full, it is wide and he chases it, somehow reaches it and slices it over the point fielder. Dhoni's reach for the ball would easily surpass our social media reach. What a shot!
18.1 Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, FOUR! You bowl full and straight, and Dhoni will still place it. Helicopter-esque shot to the deep square leg fence. Was that MS Dhoni or Steve Smith? This one was flicked in between his legs.
18.1 Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, WIDE! Tries to deposit the ball wide of Dhoni, deposits it too wide.
30 runs are needed off the last two overs and Bhuvneshwar would be bowling the next. This could be the match-deciding over!
17.6 Siraj to Dhoni, 1 run, full outside off, Dhoni taps it past the bowler to keep strike.
17.5 Siraj to Dhoni, FOUR! He knows the field like the back of his hand! Short ball outside off, Dhoni cuts it uppishly over point. Bad ball, superb shot!
17.4 Siraj to Dhoni, SIX! When Dhoni mistimes the ball, it still ends up on the other side of the fence. Didn't time it properly, but still manages to clear the long on boundary with ease. Will Dhoni the finisher finally finish one for the Supergiant? 
17.3 Siraj to Tiwary, 1 run, short and wide, slowish as well, Tiwary cuts it straight to point to change ends.
17.2 Siraj to Tiwary, FOUR! Picks up the length in a jiffy and whips the ball past short fine leg on the way to the fence. Dhoni might be at the other end, but Tiwary is not mug with the bat, and he has shown just that.
17.1 Siraj to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss outside off, Dhoni chases it and lobs the ball to Bhuvneshwar at mid-off, who spills a tricky chance.
Siraj to bowl the 18th over.
16.6 Bhuvneshwar to Tiwary, FOUR! Tiwary predicts the length and unleashes a wild swipe that hurtles to the deep midwicket fence.
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Match Start Time: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 04:00 PM IST